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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 4/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.05
WLH's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
90% of the 777 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.29 vs. WLH: 0.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
WLH' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.09 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.05
Equity to Asset 0.33
WLH's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
70% of the 725 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.46 vs. WLH: 0.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
WLH' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.36  Med: 0.26 Max: 0.42
Current: 0.33
-0.36
0.42
Interest Coverage N/A
WLH's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
91% of the 507 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 7.98 vs. WLH: N/A )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
WLH' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.51  Med: 5018.66 Max: N/A
Current: N/A
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.98
M-Score: -2.07
WACC vs ROIC
5.37%
3.54%
WACC
ROIC
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 2/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 7.39
WLH's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.77 vs. WLH: 7.39 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
WLH' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.26  Med: -13.87 Max: 9.76
Current: 7.39
-65.26
9.76
Net-margin (%) 5.18
WLH's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 2.03 vs. WLH: 5.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
WLH' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -85.23  Med: -4.51 Max: 22.55
Current: 5.18
-85.23
22.55
ROE (%) 9.64
WLH's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 719 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. WLH: 9.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
WLH' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -166.39  Med: -1.91 Max: 51.99
Current: 9.64
-166.39
51.99
ROA (%) 3.14
WLH's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
60% of the 782 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. WLH: 3.14 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
WLH' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -33.74  Med: -1.90 Max: 16.23
Current: 3.14
-33.74
16.23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 6.11
WLH's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
57% of the 773 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.94 vs. WLH: 6.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLH' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -54.53  Med: -5.98 Max: 685.54
Current: 6.11
-54.53
685.54
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) -1.50
WLH's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
60% of the 658 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.90 vs. WLH: -1.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLH' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -57  Med: -1.50 Max: 62.3
Current: -1.5
-57
62.3
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) 48.10
WLH's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 497 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 10.40 vs. WLH: 48.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
WLH' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 10.40 Max: 76.9
Current: 48.1
0
76.9
» WLH's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: 2016-05-09)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow

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Guru Trades

Q2 2015

WLH Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Ken Heebner 1,091,000 sh (+28.20%)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,682,718 sh (+1.32%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 735,141 sh (-2.71%)
RS Investment Management 1,492,001 sh (-7.67%)
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Q3 2015

WLH Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Leon Cooperman 45,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 148,691 sh (New)
Jim Simons 19,600 sh (New)
Ken Heebner 1,131,000 sh (+3.67%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,671,418 sh (-0.67%)
RS Investment Management 1,203,003 sh (-19.37%)
Chuck Royce 519,141 sh (-29.38%)
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Q4 2015

WLH Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Paul Tudor Jones 11,000 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 164,573 sh (+10.68%)
Chuck Royce 522,141 sh (+0.58%)
John Paulson 3,322,666 sh (unchged)
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Jim Simons Sold Out
Leon Cooperman Sold Out
HOTCHKIS & WILEY 1,656,659 sh (-0.88%)
Ken Heebner 911,000 sh (-19.45%)
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Q1 2016

WLH Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Ken Fisher 164,573 sh (unchged)
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 8.94
WLH's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
69% of the 526 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 13.94 vs. WLH: 8.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
WLH' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.71  Med: 9.37 Max: 21.56
Current: 8.94
4.71
21.56
Forward P/E 6.78
WLH's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
88% of the 42 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 9.48 vs. WLH: 6.78 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 8.94
WLH's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
68% of the 525 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 13.81 vs. WLH: 8.94 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
WLH' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.71  Med: 9.37 Max: 21.52
Current: 8.94
4.71
21.52
P/B 0.67
WLH's P/B is ranked higher than
67% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.95 vs. WLH: 0.67 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
WLH' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.4  Med: 1.42 Max: 2.63
Current: 0.67
0.4
2.63
P/S 0.45
WLH's P/S is ranked higher than
59% of the 760 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.65 vs. WLH: 0.45 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
WLH' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.28  Med: 0.89 Max: 1.56
Current: 0.45
0.28
1.56
EV-to-EBIT 17.22
WLH's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
68% of the 563 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 11.20 vs. WLH: 17.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
WLH' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.8  Med: 23.65 Max: 84.1
Current: 17.22
14.8
84.1
EV-to-EBITDA 16.74
WLH's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
74% of the 611 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 8.33 vs. WLH: 16.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
WLH' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 13.9  Med: 21.85 Max: 58
Current: 16.74
13.9
58
Shiller P/E 0.01
WLH's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 78 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 30.57 vs. WLH: 0.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
WLH' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.01  Med: 0.01 Max: 0.01
Current: 0.01
Current Ratio 5.43
WLH's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
89% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.73 vs. WLH: 5.43 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
WLH' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.03  Med: 7.11 Max: 12.19
Current: 5.43
4.03
12.19
Quick Ratio 0.21
WLH's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
95% of the 510 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.98 vs. WLH: 0.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
WLH' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.21  Med: 0.66 Max: 2.2
Current: 0.21
0.21
2.2
Days Inventory 634.83
WLH's Days Inventory is ranked lower than
98% of the 705 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 81.17 vs. WLH: 634.83 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Inventory only.
WLH' s Days Inventory Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 468.92  Med: 580.21 Max: 873.41
Current: 634.83
468.92
873.41
Days Sales Outstanding 5.90
WLH's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
94% of the 634 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 47.33 vs. WLH: 5.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
WLH' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.9  Med: 17.88 Max: 145.51
Current: 5.9
5.9
145.51
Days Payable 30.71
WLH's Days Payable is ranked lower than
62% of the 608 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 40.46 vs. WLH: 30.71 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
WLH' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.96  Med: 13.83 Max: 30.71
Current: 30.71
6.96
30.71

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 0.92
WLH's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
88% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 3.27 vs. WLH: 0.92 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
WLH' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.15  Med: 1.62 Max: 2.32
Current: 0.92
1.15
2.32
Price/Tangible Book 0.74
WLH's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 695 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. WLH: 0.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
WLH' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.93  Med: 1.27 Max: 1.67
Current: 0.74
0.93
1.67
Price/Median PS Value 0.52
WLH's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
89% of the 709 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 1.12 vs. WLH: 0.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
WLH' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.64  Med: 0.84 Max: 1.04
Current: 0.52
0.64
1.04
Price/Graham Number 0.54
WLH's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
77% of the 375 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 0.86 vs. WLH: 0.54 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Graham Number only.
WLH' s Price/Graham Number Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.58  Med: 0.68 Max: 0.92
Current: 0.54
0.58
0.92
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 5.80
WLH's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
51% of the 758 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. WLH: 5.80 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
WLH' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.2  Med: 4.20 Max: 6.8
Current: 5.8
1.2
6.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) -305.50
WLH's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) is ranked lower than
98% of the 250 Companies
in the Global Residential Construction industry.

( Industry Median: 5.35 vs. WLH: -305.50 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) only.
WLH' s Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -92.5  Med: -59.10 Max: -2.1
Current: -305.5
-92.5
-2.1

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $1107
EPS $ 1.47
Beta2.10
Short Percentage of Float34.85%
52-Week Range $7.61 - 26.37
Shares Outstanding(Mil)31.67

Analyst Estimate

Dec16 Dec17
Revenue(Mil) 1,286 1,354
EPS($) 1.91 2.07
EPS without NRI($) 1.91 2.07

Business Description

Industry: Homebuilding & Construction » Residential Construction
Compare:SHSE:600753, MEX:ARA, NYSE:MHO, LSE:GLE, XPAR:LNC » details
Traded in other countries:2LW.Germany,
William Lyon Homes was incorporated in the State of Delaware on July 15, 1999. On May 21, 2013, the Company completed its initial public offering. The Company together with its subsidiaries is the Western U.S. regional homebuilders. It is mainly engaged in the design, construction and sale of single-family detached and attached homes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington and Oregon. The Company conducts its homebuilding operations through six reportable operating segments; California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington and Oregon. It designs, constructs and sells various homes designed to meet the specific needs of each of its markets. The Company makes use of advertising and other promotional activities, including on-line and social media, brochures, and the placement of strategically located sign boards in the immediate areas of its developments. In addition, the Company markets all of its products through the internet via email lists and interest lists, as well as its website at www.lyonhomes.com. In general, the Company's advertising emphasizes each project's strengths, the quality and value of its products and its reputation in the marketplace. The Company and its competitors are subject to various local, state and federal statutes, ordinances, rules and regulations concerning zoning, building design, construction and similar matters, including local regulation which imposes restrictive zoning and density requirements in order to limit the number of homes that can ultimately be built within the boundaries of a particular project.

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